a little bit of crazy in the kitchen

I’ve wanted to make this dish for quite a while now. When I saw it in this AMAZING recipe book called Harvest, that I took out from the library I was like, “yes – this will be made for supper tonight”. What you need 8 courgettes, (baby marrows) 3 medium onions, (I sued one – not a fan of too much onion) 10 tomatoes 2  large peppers 1  bouquet garni, (I had no idea what this was so I used about a handful of basil and thyme instead) 4 cloves garlic Olive oil What to do Peel and slice the […]

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Picnicking at Cape Point Vineyards

A little bit of crazy blog

David was given a voucher for a picnic at Cape Point Vineyards for his birthday. He obviously had to share it with me… there’s no way he could eat all that food by himself.  We decided to go one Sunday afternoon in February and it was just great. When you arrive you go up to the deli to pick up your picnic basked. A porter then carries a blanket and two cushions for you to the place you choose to have your picnic. There is lots of different spaces to sit, with ample shade provided by trees and umbrellas. There are also […]

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Nomu Flourless Chocolate Tart

Chocolate tart recipe

On Saturday night my girlfriends and I had a Galentines day dinner and I made a chocolate tart by NoMU. When I started making it I thought it was the other chocolate tart that I make – my two ingredient chocolate tart. I should have realized they were different recipes since this one had more than two ingredients. I only noticed when I was mixing in the eggs that it was different. Here’s the recipe for the one I made this weekend. You will need 60g unsalted butter 200g NoMU Hot Chocolate Chunks – I used 300g dark chocolate 5 large […]

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God is our Banner (Yahweh Nissi)

Names of God

I’m going though my book on the names of God at the moment. Each week I read one an then update our blackboard in the man cave with the name. This weeks one is God is almighty, (El Shaddai). When I wrote this one up I was reminded of my of my favourite name for God – Yahweh Nissi. I was also reminded of the blog post I wrote a few years ago about “God is my banner”, after reading it again I decided to repost it, with some editing. YAHWEH NISSI Back in the day when the Israelites were […]

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It will be fun they said…

Katherine Bodmer A little bit of crazy

I’m all for people being pushed out of their comfort zones or facing fears, but I also think there’s a time for this to happen. When it’s not the right time to be “pushed” or to face your fears I think it should be okay to say no. Recently was in a situation that really highlighted this for me. I know I’ve sometimes pushed people a bit too hard to face their fears or to step out of their comfort zones at the wrong time – I am sorry for doing this. This past week we were blessed by David’s […]

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Gather some friends and visit The Spice Route

A couple of weeks ago a group of friends and I went to The Spice Route. Some of us had been there before and some on us, like me really wanted to go – so one evening over supper we planned the event. When I told people that we were going there I was asked why it’s called The Spice Route. I was also told that they don’t know how it got it’s name as there was no spice there. I’m not sure which part of The Spice Route they went to but I found lots of spice there. In case […]

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Camembert, lemon and garlic fish

Last night I think I created quite the flavour explosion with supper. It was also a very experimental cooking experience as I opened the fridge and thought… “I wonder if this will work with this”. I was quite surprised that it worked and tasted amazing. Here’s what I did.   I defrosted two hake fillets and placed them on some tin foil. I sprinkled some salt onto the fillets then layered some sliced lemons on top with some sliced garlic and Camembert. I topped it off with a sprinkling of Nomu fish spice. I then wrapped it up in a […]

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Strawberry and mint ice lollies

A little bit of crazy ice lolly recipe

I’m VERY excited to post this recipe! On a summers day there is nothing nicer than ice cold ice lolly. I LOVE ice-cream, but I prefer eating it in winter so it doesn’t melt everywhere leaving you with sticky hands and a thirst that only a river of water can quench. I really enjoy eating ice lollies in summer as I find them more refreshing than ice-cream. I Googled recipes for ice lollies and I never really found one I liked or the ones I did like they needed me to add something I didn’t really have at home when […]

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Austrian Hake Recipe

Katherine Bodmer Blog A little bit of crazy

Yesterday when I asked David what he would like for supper he said, “let’s look in the Austrian recipe book”. I opened the book and while paging through it a fish recipe jumped out at me. I then “Katherine-ised” it a bit. In other words, edited the recipe a bit and added my own flavour as well. Ingredients I bought some frozen hake steaks and used four as they were quite small. (I have no idea what Zander is, besides a fish and Pick ‘n Pay never had any. Hake also worked really well) A handful of spinach – I […]

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Jesse tree

A little bit of crazy Katherine bodmer blog

In our first year of marriage David and I started a tradition of doing the Jesse Tree version of a Christmas tree. The Jesse tree tells the story of Christmas from the very beginning of creation until Jesus is born. The tree starts on the 1 December and runs until Christmas day. There is a bible reading with a corresponding ornament for your tree. I David and I made our own ornaments a few years ago. I printed them out and stuck them on cardboard. Click here for a link to a printable version of the ornaments. I also fond […]

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